Artifacts & Uranium began life in spring of 2021 when Fred Laird (Earthling Society, Empty House, Taras Bulba etc.) and Mike Vest (Blown Out, Bong, Melting Hand etc.) telegraphed over static covid airwaves about the possibility of working together. Vest dug deep into his sonic vault of drone for foundations that would help support the rhythms and exotic instrumentation Laird would add like a Japanese Shoji constructed on the remains of a medieval dungeon. Not using any particular inspiration but going with gut feeling of whatever feels right, layer after layer was created over a 2 week period resulting in a 3 track album of krautathonic heaviness.